Distinguished Unit Citation

DISTINGUISHED UNIT CITATION
For Action Over Ploesti, Rumania
1 August 1943

War Department General Orders No. 78, 1943
The 376th Bombardment Group (H) is cited for outstanding performance of duty against the enemy. From the initial receipt of orders concerning this mission, all personnel of this organization proceeded with the preparation and training therefore with most untiring zeal and devotion to duty. Ground personnel prepared the aircraft of the organization for such a rigorous mission with the utmost care. Flying personnel trained unceasingly for this experimental and hazardous use of their type of aircraft, and all committed to memory the most minute details as to their objectives, the route to be used, expected enemy defenses, and landmarks of all sorts. On the date selected for the mission, the flying personnel chosen to participate in the attack on the Ploesti oil refineries demonstrated the greatest personal bravery, flying skill, and attention to duty, and ingenuity in the performance of the mission despite unforeseen developments and difficulties encountered en route. This organization rendered a valuable contribution to the pursuit of our armed conflict against our enemies in Europe which is in keeping with the finest traditions of our Air Forces.

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376 ARCHIVES

At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

Also, the board approved a $5,000 donation to add to Ed Clendenin's $20,000 donation in the memory of his father. Together, these funds begin an endowment for the preservation of the 376 archives.

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2018 REUNION

DATES :  TBD

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

2018 reunion details


previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid


The Liberandos


Three Crawford Brothers


Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


The Last Liberator


Full Circle


Shadows of Wings


Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War


I Survived Ploesti


A Measure of Life


Shot Down In Yugoslavia


Stories of My Life


Attack


Born in Battle